How Many of us have "Considered" a different profession and why? - page 2
I am interested in how many of us have considered changing professions and why? For myself I have thought about going back to school to get a computer science degree for many different reasons...... Read More
Jun 10, '02Occupation: RN Case Manager Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 4,945; Likes: 27I went off to college with the intent on become a disc jockey and owning a radio station. I got there, got to the dorm, sat down, thought about it, and said, that's not going to get me anywhere anytime fast. Now, women are all over the airwaves. Sometimes I wonder...... what if??
Jun 10, '02Joined: May '02; Posts: 151; Likes: 2I want to experience lots of 'careers' in the med field - I hope to take the PSW course then go to LPN then on to RN then to MD and then if I am still young and restless - maybe specialize off of there... dream about lots of certifications along the way - with tones of night courses..... Student loans just don't scare me.... pay one off get another... in the end maybe teach... travel and do nurseing / MD work in the third world... come home and study and work more... for the next field and then retire at a later age with my kids doing the same type of thing... but that is there choice.... A lotto would only make paying the student loan off a little easier.... or give me a place to call home when I am away at school or overseas.....
Jun 11, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21
If you are sane and you are a caring,giving person.......
you would not be "normal" to not have said"What the heck am I doing this for?"
nurses give so much of themselves, and noone and i mean noone knows what they do and we cannot document to all that we do or it would truly be the "Hotel California"
I am just so glad that the majority of us stay and that also there are people out there that are "knowledgeably" coming into our ranks to join us.........
because as nurses, we all care for the human and the human condition? YES? :-)
and micro for one is human, even though i have my moments.......:-S
Jun 11, '02Specialty: 21 year(s) of experience in a pinch of this, a drop of that... ; Joined: Jul '99; Posts: 721; Likes: 114Originally posted by canoehead
Right now I would like to be a bank teller- very defined expectations, and you take as long as you need to with each person to complete the transaction. I could do that.
Jun 16, '02Occupation: Long Term Care Nurse Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 2Do you remember when I said that and went to school for a computer science degree?? Well it didn't quite work out that way and I ended up in the nursing field again! And how long have you been saying you want to change professions?? How old are you??
Times a wasting!!
Jun 19, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 911; Likes: 4My last clinical nursing was september 2001. Now working for WHO assisting MOH in policy development and some craps(very beaurecratic country here arrghh).
I like to take up Public health, Adolescent health.
But But I still love nursing and am still thinking. Got 4 options to choose from til August 2002. Renew contract (which they asked me to but ????) back to school or back to clicnical nursing again.
I need lots of thinking to do.
Jun 19, '02Occupation: Director of nursing in an assisted living facility Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 708; Likes: 3Different profession and why?????????
Oh yeah!!!! A friend and co worker and I have just last month became partners and purchased a lounge/bar,,,,,,,,,
Why,,,,,, time to have fun!!!!!!!
Though for many years,,,we both will have to continue to work in nursing,,,,, it will be prn,,,, when we choose,,,,,,,,
Love nursing,,,,,,patient care,,,,,,, but need something less stressful and FUN,,,,,,,,,,,
Looking forward to inspections only by healthdept,,,,, inside of entire state and federal government,,,,,,,,,, lol,,,,,,,,,,,
Stop complaining and get off your butt,,,,,,,,,, words of wisdom by a great friend,,,,,,, my hubby,,,,,,,,, Have had a smile on ever since,,,,,,,,,, Have a great one,,,,,,peace
By the way ,,,,,,,, will be inviting you all to grand opening !!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 19, '02Occupation: Director of nursing in an assisted living facility Joined: Jul '01; Posts: 708; Likes: 3sorry,,,,,,,lol
should of read instead of ,,,,,,,,,,, and not inside,,,,,,,,,,lol
Jun 19, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 911; Likes: 4But but I still love Nursing, so am now thinking of going back to the hospitals.
Jun 20, '02Occupation: a just a nurse contemplating the nature of my career..... Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,344; Likes: 21Hey to Jayna and all,
Once a nurse, always a nurse, no matter where you find yourself..........especially if you are connected to the health care field and people helping services........
Jayna, travel and come on over here for a bit.........wherever you go people will be grateful for having you touch them........
and to all, stay where you are is you are happy and content even if not all days, but if you are TRULY UNHAPPY.......leave get out, it is not worth it to yourself, your psyche, and your career..........
love to all and glad to nurse in this world with you
Jun 20, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 462; Likes: 11Jayna, I was fascinated to see someone from Oceania post here, and I'd love to hear more about what you do. It sounds interesting, and not like anything i've ever done.
Jun 20, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Dec '01; Posts: 462; Likes: 11I used to want to deliver the mail. I figured I'd lose alot of weight with all that walking. And the exercise would be a stress reliever, despite the weather and the dogs. (I couldn't figure out why mailmen "go postal" and nurses don't!) Then, Sept. 11th and the anthrax attacks happened. Boy, was I relieved I didn't live out that little fantasy!
Sometimes I wish I was a waitress again, because I'd be a hell of alot better at it now,(better memory and faster due to my nursing experience) than I was then.
Some days I just want to go live in the woods like Thoreau. But only if I have internet aceess ;>
Jun 20, '02Occupation: RN Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,487; Likes: 70Yes. Every day.
I want to be a full time mommy and a master gardener. Paul James is my hero.
Nursing is so physically and mentally draining some days. Came home tonight feeling like a zombie. Get to wake up early and do it ALL OVER again tomorrow.
Tired of the danger of lawsuits, the constant run, run, run of some days........the working holidays and nights and weekends and whenever else the general public is off. Tired of knowing that even when there's 2 feet of snow on the ground and my hubby is warm and snuggled in our bed, the national guard will be coming to pick me up and take me to WORK.
I love and hate my job.Last edit by shay on Jun 20, '02